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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Mar 29, 2011 11:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eyes of the World

i really like your list a lot. 1973-74 have long been my favorite years for EOTW; i just love the amazing minor key jazz jam they do at the end of these, which usually goes into what some would call the 'stronger than dirt-like' theme.

besides the ones you listed (and 8/6/74 is possibly an all-time best btw!) some of my top versions include:

5/26/73 - super-tight, lighting-paced minor key jam here, and they go into the theme jam TWICE:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-05-26.sbd.miller.patched.83535.flac16

9/7/73 - a very long version that wanders pretty far before settling into a really hot post-theme jam:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-09-07.sbd.goodbear.1126.sbeok.shnf

12/6/73 - i just love the intensity of this version:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-12-06.sbd.miller.105560.flac16

5/17/74 - besides 6/18/74, i think this is the most beautiful and perfect version ever played, Jerry joins in during Phil's solo for some brief but powerful interaction:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1974-05-17.sbd.miller.89972.sbeok.flac16

7/19/74 - ultra jazzy jamming during the verses; though the major/minor key transitions are a bit wobbly, Phil just won't stop soloing and the whole thing is just totally otherworldly:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1974-07-19.sbd.miller.32634.sbeok.flac16






This post was modified by clementinescaboose on 2011-03-30 06:04:46

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Poster: gratefuldiver Date: Mar 29, 2011 11:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eyes of the World

Different era, but consider 10/15/76. This is my fave from this under-rated year. The tempo is probably almost 1.5x the 73-74 versions, but the jams are sooo tight. It's short (quality over quantity) but Jerry, Keith, and even Bobby are completely dialed in...and it's got a sweet transition to a hot TMNS. (And stick around for the Comes a Time > Franklin's Tower.) Of course, the Honorable Charlie Miller's master is my rec: http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-10-15.sbd.miller.84260.sbeok.flac16.

As for those mentioned above, they are all among my favorite shows except 06/18/74 (aka Road Trips, which I boycott--I'd gladly pay $ for the entire show...just don't give me someone's idea of the 'highlights'). [Anyone willing to share?]


This post was modified by gratefuldiver on 2011-03-30 06:44:03

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Poster: utopian Date: Mar 29, 2011 11:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eyes of the World

11-29-79
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1979-11-29.sbd.miller.95831.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Mar 30, 2011 8:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eyes of the World

Well that SOB Some Dark Hollow already stole my 10/29/77 thunder (actually, quite thrilled that he pointed it out as it IS my all-time favorite), but I'm a firm believer that 1977 was THE year for "Eyes" (not that there;'s anything wrong with those '73-'74 versions--they're brilliant as well), so here's another '77 I think gets overlooked, but is nevertheless a gem that deserves to be heard:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-05-18.sbd.miller.79012.flac16

Fantastic opening jam reminiscent of some of the 1976 versions, and great playing to follow.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Mar 30, 2011 9:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eyes of the World

Atlanta 6/20/74

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Poster: RiverRat1492 Date: Mar 30, 2011 6:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eyes of the World

Another topic, another page in the favorites, demanding all the shows to be heard. Great stuff.

I can not believe NOBODY has mentioned my favorite Eyes, of course, its Red Rocks 7/7/78. It being one of the coolest places on earth has nothing to do with this vote.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd78-07-08.sbd.unknown.294.sbeok.shnf

Hope you all enjoy it as much as I always do. Look forward to hearing the feedback.

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Poster: polarized blue Date: Mar 29, 2011 11:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eyes of the World

Not sure if I think it's my favorite, hard to decide because I love this song so much I have a lot to choose from... but I have always loved 8/1/73, Jerry's birthday at Roosevelt Stadium, NJ. I think because it's Jerry's 31st ? birthday, I love this version. I love the lyrics of the song and think it has a bit of a birthday theme, sort of, if you care to think of it that way, or one of awakening. "In another time's forgotten space, your eyes looked from your mother's face"

and Straight to the goods:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-08-01.partial.sbd.gans-Jungeblut.182.sbeok.shnf


Partial Set II 1. Dark Star > [24:52] 2. El Paso > [4:24] 3. Eyes of the World > [20:05] 4. Morning Dew [13:17]

There's a new AUD in from Jerry Moore, but that part of the end of set II isn't on it, so no Dark Star, Eyes etc.. I haven't given a proper listen yet- TJI:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-08-01.112572.aud-moore.berger.flac16



There are other great SBDs of the whole show on the archive and there is a free version on Nugs.net. Love the versions you guys have picked, too. Can't wait to see some more come in.

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Poster: ducats Date: Mar 30, 2011 4:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eyes of the World

eyes or franklins?

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Poster: polarized blue Date: Mar 30, 2011 3:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eyes of the World

Oh my god! you got me there. Just checking to see if you were paying attention. I don't know what the hell I was thinking about there. I think I might have been following my Dead dreams to another land... Of course, yes I love Franklin's Tower too. And of course, the whole birthday theory has to go on over to Franklins, unfortunately they didn't play that song as of 1973, haha. Jerry's birthday or not! Well, I think I just like this show because it was his birthday and they must have been partying down. And the whole Dark Star > El Paso > Eyes > Dew is awesome! By the way, I love lots of these shows being mentioned in this thread, especially 73, 74, and 76, 77 too.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Mar 29, 2011 11:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eyes of the World

http://bt.etree.org/details.php?id=536396

otherwise if you don't like fiddling w/ torrents, i'm sure me or someone else could get you the discs...

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Poster: jds121291 Date: Mar 30, 2011 8:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eyes of the World

i agree with your list (5/26 and 9/7 are incredible performances) and am glad to see you agree with 8/6/74. jerry's solos often leave my jaw agape and never disappoint but theres just something about those two he takes on 8/6, the flow and progression of them both, as well as the build with the rest of the band where they seem to reach a climax at the same time. ill listen to the first and think its the better solo and the second will come and then i think its the better solo. i just cant decide (not that it truly matters). the rest of the song is just as mesmerizing to me (bobby's rhythm and phil's bass solo, keith wailing away and billy just laying it down) i could probably talk about every version to this extent.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Mar 30, 2011 11:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eyes of the World

you described that performance perfectly; its like there are too many great moments to decide what is the best...esp. Jerry's solos during the verses. i often think the same thing about it. i also love the funky, intense jam they get into following the 'stronger than dirt-like' theme, its like they just don't want to quit!

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Poster: jds121291 Date: Mar 30, 2011 5:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eyes of the World

haha yeah my problem is a start talking about a particular section of the performance and feel i am leaving other worthy sections out and just KEEP going. the entire song in virtually every performance from those two years (and many after) are worth talking about.

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Poster: zeroenvy Date: Mar 30, 2011 7:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eyes of the World

I agree 100% those sequences in 73-74 are perfect examples of awesome jamming imo. Nothing to intense, but it just sounds lovely when you can hear them building up and they release back into that chorus riff.

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Poster: mnbappy Date: Mar 31, 2011 12:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eyes of the World

I agree 100% those sequences in 73-74 are perfect examples of awesome jamming imo.
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